Kevin Schade has left the German national team due to injury and will miss the 1000th international match against Ukraine. Vagnoman and Moukoko move up.
Kevin Schade left the German national football team after just one night in the DFB quarters. According to the association, the 21-year-old attacker from English Premier League club FC Brentford is “due to slight muscular problems” for the 1000th international match in DFB history next Monday (6 p.m.) in Bremen against Ukraine.
Storm talent Schade was only nominated by national coach Hansi Flick for the first of three international matches at the end of the season. Now his commitment at the U21 European Championships in Romania and Georgia (June 21 to July 8, 2023) should not be jeopardized, as the DFB announced. The offensive player was only supposed to join the U21 team after the Ukraine game.
Via Frankfurt to the U-21
After the Schade absence, Stuttgart’s Josha Vagnoman and Youssoufa Moukoko from Borussia Dortmund are expected to join the national team on Thursday. The duo should expand Flick’s training group on the first days of the preparation, because four players will arrive late due to club commitments. Vagnoman and Moukoko will travel to the U21 training camp in South Tyrol on Sunday.
Flick is playing three European Championship friendly matches with the DFB selection: against Ukraine and on June 16 in Warsaw against Poland and on June 20 in Gelsenkirchen against Colombia.